Charlotte and Her Boyfriend (1960)


Charlotte and Her Boyfriend (1960)
Charlotte et son Jules (original title)

After dating for three months, Charlotte breaks up with her boyfriend Jules, a writer, for another man, a filmmaker who Jules believes is only a means to further her acting career. One week later, Charlotte returns to Jules' apartment. Jules embarks on a diatribe about their relationship, past and present. Jules admits that he still loves her, and that her return proves that she still loves him, but it is questionable on his part how easily he will take her back. If Jules does end up letting Charlotte get a word in edgewise, he may discover the answers to their relationship questions from Charlotte's perspective.
IMDb  6.6 /10
Release Date1960-10-21
GenreShort, Drama
Content Rating
CompanyLes Films de la Pléiade
Charlotte (as Anne Colette)

Charlotte and Her Boyfriend

Charlotte and Her Boyfriend (French: Charlotte et son Jules) is a 13-minute 1958 film by Franco-Swiss director Jean-Luc Godard. It is shot entirely in or from a hotel room, in which Jules (Jean-Paul Belmondo) gives Charlotte (Anne Collette) a seemingly endless and self-indulgent tirade on her faults and his tribulations. Belmondo's voice is in fact dubbed by Godard.

It is a homage to Jean Cocteau's successful one-act play Le Bel Indifférent, where the roles are opposite.

It can be seen on the Criterion and Optimum DVDs of À Bout de Souffle.


  • Jean-Paul Belmondo as Jules
  • Gérard Blain as The New Boyfriend
  • Anne Collette as Charlotte
  • Jean-Luc Godard as Jules (voice)